The Cannabidiol and Marihuana Expansion Act passed unanimously through the Senate in March. What does this mean exactly? It will allow marijuana to be studied more on the federal level without facing penalties. Who does this help? It helps medical marijuana patients and doctors throughout the United States. This bill already seems like a substantial movement for cannabis; let's dive into it.
We are all looking forward to the day that marijuana leaves the list of scheduled drugs. Today is not that day; the federal government, however, is granting leniency on drug research and development. Federal facilities have struggled to study the benefits of marijuana due to fear of being shut down for working with the plant. If this bill continues, researchers will be able to conduct research without worries. Upon more in-depth studies, we can only hope that more benefits surface and the federal government will give marijuana a chance.
The bill will allow all doctors to talk about marijuana openly without fear of losing their licenses. For a long time now, if you are a doctor, it has been very frowned upon to suggest marijuana to a patient. Allowing doctors to talk freely about marijuana will be a game-changer. This bill will give people who would never consider cannabis a chance to learn about it from a licensed professional. The marijuana stigma has gone on too long; hearing it from a professional will help people ease into learning about cannabis.
To sum it up, this bill has a ton of potential if it makes it past the house. As people who support cannabis, we need to spread the word and support this bill. Spreading the word is one of the most powerful things we can do. If we make enough noise, the government will have to continue on the path to marijuana legalization.